UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates (Out): Check New Exam Schedule Here

UGC NET Exam Dates

UGC NET Exam Dates 2020-21: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has rescheduled the UGC NET Exam Dates 2021 for the combined December 2020 and June 2021 cycles. The UGC NET 2021 test will now be held online from November 20 to December 05, 2021.  Read the complete article for complete details on the NET 2021 Exam Date.

UGC NET Exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Here you will find the time schedule for both papers. National Testing Agency, NTA has released the official UGC NET Exam Dates 2021 as given below:

UGC NET Exam Dates 2021
UGC NET 2021 Events Date
UGC NET Notification 10 August 2021
Release of Application form 10 August 2021
Last date to Submit UGC NET Application 05 September 2021
Last date to Pay Fee 06 September 2021 (upto 11:50 pm) 
Correction of Application Form  07 September to 12 September 2021
Downloading of UGC NET Admit Card

October 2021 (2nd week)

November 2021 [2nd week]

UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 November, 01, 03, 04, 05 December 2021
Duration of UGC Exam 180 minutes (03 hours)
No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2
Timing of Examination First Shift: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Second Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm 
UGC NET Result Date To be Notified

Exclusive UGC NET 2021 Time Schedule

You should know UGC NET exam dates time schedule has not been released yet.

We have provided the Time Schedule based on previous exams. It will be held in two shifts per day – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 2:30-5:30 PM.

You should note that for December 2021 exam, no break was given to candidates between paper-I and -II. Candidates can check the complete UGC NET time Table from below:

UGC NET Exam Dates Events

UGC NET Exam timings for Shift-1

UGC NET Exam timings for Shift-2

Timing of examination

9.30 am- 12.30 pm

2.30 pm- 5.30 pm

Duration of examination

3 hours

Entry into the examination center

7.30 am – 8.30 am

12.30 pm -1.30 pm

Entry in the examination hall/ room

8.45 am- 9.00 am

1.45 pm- 2.00 pm

Instructions by the invigilators

9.15 am -9.25 am

2.15 pm- 2.25 pm

Test commences

9.30 am

2.30 pm

Test concludes

12.30 pm

5.30 pm

Subject Wise & Shift-Wise UGC NET 2020 Dates & Timings 

NTA has not released the UGC NET exam date 2021 subject wise and UGC NET time table 2021 yet. Here you can check the subject- and shift-wise schedule of the UGC NET December 2019 exam for reference:

UGC NET Exam Dates Subject Wise & timings

UGC NET Exam Shifts

UGC NET Subject Codes & Names

December 2, 2019


(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)

067 Archaeology

060 Buddhist, Jaina Gandhian and Peace Studies

071 Folk Literature

082 Forensic Science

039 French (French Version)

006 History

084 Kashmiri

085 Konkani

031 Linguistics

063 Mass Communication and Journalism

066 Museology & Conservation

016 Music

083 Pali

065 Performing Art-Dance/Drama/Theatre

042 Persian

091 Prakrit

041 Russian

095 Santali

040 Spanish

December 2, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

029 Arabic

080 Geography

037 Gujarati

059 Library and Information Science

034 Nepali

004 Psychology

024 Punjabi

December 3, 2019


(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)

011 Defence and Strategic Studies

033 Dogri

001 Economics/Rural Economics/Co-Operation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Economics/Business Economics

088 Electronic Science

038 Marathi

090 Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

043 Rajasthani

025 Sanskrit

081 Social Medicine and Community Health

070 Tribal and Regional Language Literature

074 Women Studies

December 3, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

009 Education

021 Kannada

058 Law

015 Population Studies

014 Public Administration

101 Sindhi

027 Telugu

December 4, 2019



(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)


036 Assamese

087 Computer Science and Applications

068 Criminology

092 Human Rights and Duties

023 Oriya

010 Social Work

028 Urdu

December 4, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

046 Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non-Formal Education

007 Anthropology

032 Chinese

072 Comparative Literature

062 Comparative Study of Religions

044 German

012 Home Science

050 Indian Culture

045 Japanese

055 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

018 Maithili

017 Management (including Business Administration Management/Marketing/Marketing Management/Industrial Relations and Personnel Management /Personnel Management /Financial Management /Co-Operative Management)

035 Manipuri

003 Philosophy

047 Physical Education

093 Tourism Administration and Management

December 5, 2019


(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)

049 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

019 Bengali

094 Bodo

089 Environmental Sciences

020 Hindi

December 5, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

022 Malayalam

002 Political Science

005 Sociology

026 Tamil

December 6, 2019



(9.30 AM-12.30 PM)


030 English

073 Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/Vyakarna/Mimansa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana/Shukla Yojurveda/Madhv Vedanta/Dharma Sastra/Sahitya/Puranotihasa/Ag Ama)  

079 Visual Art iIncluding Drawing and Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

100 Yoga

December 6, 2019


(2.30-5.30 PM)

008 Commerce

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We have covered the detailed guide on UGC NET Dates 2021. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.

FAQ- UGC NET Exam Dates

When will UGC NET 2021 exam be conducted?

UGC NET Exam Dates 2021 will be conducted from October 17 to 25, 2021.

Will UGC NET 2021 exam be conducted in offline mode?

No, UGC NET 2021 is conducted in online mode only as a computer-based test (CBT).

What is the time schedule of UGC NET 2021?

We have provided the Time Schedule based on previous exams. It will be held in two shifts per day – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 2:30-5:30 PM.

What is the age limit to apply for the UGC NET exam?

Candidates should not be more than 30 years of age to apply for JRF. There is no age limit to apply for the post of Assistant Professor.

How many times in a year is the UGC NET exam conducted?

UGC-NET is conducted twice every year.

Is there any negative marking in the UGC NET exam?

No, there is no negative marking in the UGC NET exam.

What needs to be done to pass the UGC NET exam?

To pass the UGC NET exam, both papers (Paper-I and II) have to be passed.

When will UGC NET admit card be released?

The UGC NET admit card will be issued in the last week of April 2021.

Is there any negative marking for wrong answers in UGC NET Exam? 

No, negative marking for an incorrect answer, also +2 marks for each correct answer.

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